Al Hanisim – A Chanukah celebration (clarinet, violin, cello and piano)


Al HaNissim (Hebrew: עַל הַנִסִּים, “on the miracles”) is an addition to the Amidah and Birkat Hamazon on Hanukkah and Purim. On both holidays, it starts off with a short paragraph, beginning with the words for which it is named. After that, each holiday has a unique paragraph, describing the events for which that day is celebrated.

On Hanukkah, the prayer is recited to thank God for the miracles with which the holiday is associated. This work uses elements of klezmer music to express the idea of this prayer through music.